Most Americans don’t care to live near family, survey says
Proximity to in-laws, parents or siblings isn't a factor for most homebuyers.
Americans consider many factors when buying a home: square footage, crime rate and school district to name a few. Proximity to family is less important.
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According to a new Harris Interactive survey commissioned by Trulia, only 33 percent of adults with children say living close to family members is important. For adults without kids, it's even less important; only 29 percent of childless adults care to live near in-laws or parents.
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Deborah Carr, a sociology professor at Rutgers, told Marketwatch:
"Family members want intimacy at a distance. They want love and support from their kin, but they also want to maintain their independence and autonomy."
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I lost my parents at a very young age and my sister and brother moved out of state. I am married with two children and 4 grandchildren now and I really wish my kids and grandchildren knew my family better. I also wish that my kids knew my nieces and nephews better. I would love to be able to hug and kiss my siblings grandchildren too. We all keep in touch through the internet, but it is not the same. I miss family.
I live just about 2 miles from my sister, but because we are so different and I do not understand her behavior, which can be quite negative at times, I choose not to have much contact with her. I see her about 2 or 3 times a year total which is fine with me!
"The family is public enemy #1."
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